7 Awesome Muay Thai Training Centers in Phuket
Phuket is one of the most popular training grounds for Muay Thai. For those of you who don’t know, Muay Thai is a physically draining yet highly rewarding combat sport that originated in the “Land of Smiles,” better known as Thailand. Often dubbed “Thai boxing,” the sport makes combined use of the fists, elbows, knees, shins, and feet, and is considered one of the most effective forms of martial art.
It’s not surprising that Muay Thai has taken the world by storm. Wherever you go, you will see gyms and fitness centers offering the sport. At the same time, there’s no better place to pick up authentic Muay Thai moves than in its birthplace. Luckily, there are many amazing training centers in Phuket to put you through your paces.
When Tiger Muay Thai started, its sole vision was to bring authentic and top-notch Muay Thai training to everyone who wishes to learn the martial art in Thailand. Now it’s become home to enthusiasts and professional athletes all over the world. Whether you’re simply a beginner who’s looking to learn the sport or a seasoned athlete preparing for international tournaments, this should be your go-to place!
With world-class training facilities and professional coaches, Revolution Muay Thai Phuket has to be one of the best on the island. While all skill levels are welcome, the gym offers a serious training atmosphere so you can expect to be pushed during the sessions. With PiPah, the most senior trainer who has trained multiple champion fighters over the years, you’ll surely be throwing jaw-dropping kicks and punches in no time!
If you’re seeking an intense and holistic Muay Thai experience, Sumalee Boxing Gym is the place to be! In fact, the gym goes above and beyond to offer members a well-rounded experience. It’s well-equipped and has unrivaled facilities that include an air-conditioned weights studio, swimming pool, yoga studio, and even a restaurant that caters to all kinds of dietary needs. There is probably no better place on the island to unwind and relax while, at the same time, pushing yourself to your limit.
Located near the beautiful Nai Harn Beach, Sinbi Muay Thai Camp is one of the most desirable gyms on the island. With an aim to train and support young Thai fighters while helping improve the physique and technique of everyone interested in this unique form of martial art, the training camp offers the best. In fact, its trainers have all competed at high levels, locally or internationally, so there’s no doubt that you’ll be trained for perfection from the start!
Whether you’re an amateur or skilled in martial arts, SuWit Muay Thai Camp will welcome you with open arms, teach you new skills, and build your team spirit. You’ll learn to use your fists, feet, and your core strength. You’ll be taught to maneuver your elbows as well as the skill of locking and landing punches. You’ll even be asked to partake in competitions with your fellow Muay Thai fighters. It’s sure to be a challenging yet fun experience!
Nestled among verdant palm trees in Rawai, Kingka Muay Thai Camp offers its students everything they need, from boxing gear and professional trainers to comfortable accommodation for those who travel great distances just to learn the art. The head trainer, Kru Keh, started practicing Muay Thai at the tender age of 5 and has had over 250 fights. He now enjoys teaching his students his techniques, which are a powerful combination of fast, strong boxing, and low kicks.
7. AKA Thailand
AKA Thailand is a spin-off of AKA in the United States, a popular center for MMA training founded by American kickboxing champion Javier Mendez. The Phuket branch, which is run by former UFC fighter Mike Swick, is a modern and well-equipped facility that offers a wide range of classes that includes Muay Thai, MMA, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, yoga, and more. Many champion-level fighters train here!
If you’re looking for a new activity to take up, there’s no better activity than the indigenous Muay Thai! Got your game face on?
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